'''Dadala Raphael Ramanayya''' (June 30, 1908 – May 5, 1991), was an Indian nationalist leader, instrumental in the merger of the French India|French territory of Yanam, French India|Yanam into the Indian Union.
Bridging analog and digital, acoustic and electronic, improvisation and manipulation, the original dadala album ‘recycles’ came about in 2004 when RDunlap began using software to remix and combine various recordings from his archives: solo recordings and duet sessions with Steven Peckman, Frank Dunlap and Dan Bartlett from 1985-1995. The source recordings used were for the most part free improvisation in an avant-garde and experimental vein, and many of them were already remixes, tape... Topics: eclectic, electroacoustic, soundcollage, experimental, avant-garde, manipulation, free... Source: Clinical Archives
From 2005, the 2nd dadala album continues the recycling of RDunlap’s own archival material and also begins the dadala tradition of working with recordings contributed by other artists who have crossed online paths with RD in the early 21st century. 'continues' mixes source material from Michael Chocholak, Pilesar’s Mandible, the glad hand and Mountain Kids with recordings by The Dunlaps and other early material from RD and friends. The atmosphere of the album ranges from a sort of... Topics: eclectic, electroacoustic, experimental, avant-garde, improvisation, soundcollage, electronic, other Source: Clinical Archives
From 2008, the 7th dadala album "picnic" blends abstract electronics, acoustic and electric guitars, piano and a bit of jazz. While not without the usual kaleidoscopic avant-garde edge, "picnic" is more laid-back and ambient than other dadala albums, suitable for listening on a lazy Sunday morning, for an afternoon nap, or late night inner explorations. The tracks are built primarily from recordings by Johann Meier of jopy (all trks except 1), also featuring material from... Topics: eclectic, electroacoustic, experimental, avant-garde, manipulation, improvisation, soundcollage,... Source: Clinical Archives